Have your say in the next generation of Venturing uniforms

Infusino_2014It’s time to update the Venturing uniform, and the BSA’s older-youth program wants your help.

In a move that befits a youth-led program, Venturing’s top youth leaders are in charge of coming up with ideas for the next generation of Venturing uniform.

But they don’t plan to do it alone. This is where you come in.

I heard from National Venturing Vice President Jillian Infusino (pictured here), who asked me to share the six questions below with you.

“We have been given the opportunity to present some ideas about a new Venturing uniform to [Deputy Chief Scout Executive] Gary Butler at the Fall National Committee Meetings,” Infusino says. “We want to hear from as many Venturers as we can so we present the majority of the opinions/ideas.”

Answer these six questions below to get started. The first four are polls, and the last two are open-ended questions for you to answer in the comments section.

Question 1

 

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Question 5

What is the No. 1 reason you do or do not own a current Venturing field uniform? Leave a comment below.

Question 6

Do you have any other feedback you find important about the current Venturing field uniform, or something for the future Venturing field uniform?

“We are even open to other Scouters commenting about what they like about their respective uniforms as good ideas or things to stay away from with our new uniform,” Infusino says.

That means even if you aren’t a Venturing leader, you can still offer comments that might help this process.

Leave your comments below.

Previous-generation uniforms never “expire”

This is the first step in the exciting process of coming up with a new Venturing uniform.

But if you need a Venturing uniform today, tomorrow, next month or beyond, I’d go ahead and buy one.

Any generation of uniform — Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Venturing — remains official forever.

In other words, they never “expire” and may still be worn even after a new one is introduced.

A final thought

I commend the National Youth Cabinet for their willingness to listen to what other Venturers and Venturing leaders think about the future of the Venturing field uniform.

Let’s give them some feedback they can use.

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Bryan Wendell, an Eagle Scout, is the founder of Bryan on Scouting and a contributing writer.